Birthday parties, holidays and other social events provide ample opportunity to relax and have a great time with friends and family. Attending a party when you're trying to lose weight is hard enough; for many people with diabetes, an invitation... Read more
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It is a chronic disease that can be managed but not cured. It does not go away. Knowing as much as you can about the disease is the first step to managing it effectively... Read more
I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ... Read more
Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
I've reached a bad place where I am eating mostly sugar and fast food. I have looked at 2 books on sugar addiction and they both have really complicate recipes and plans. I don't really cook (besides pasta/eggs/rice) and I just do not have... Read more
I was addicted to sugar but didn't know it. I had a Mello Yello every morning, junk food all day, but because I ate a lot of veggies I thought I was pretty healthy. I started a 10 week challenge that entails avoiding added sugar or sugar substitutes... Read more
I have just returned to SparkPeople after a year of non-participation. I got so tired of the tracking that I fell off the wagon. Now I am back on and trying very hard to eat right. If someone had waved a giant Hershey bar in front of me at 10 this mo... Read more
Your body's reaction to sleep loss can resemble insulin resistance, or make you pre-diabetic or you may be diabetic and not know. Fatigue and sleeping problems can be due to high blood sugar or spikes, high blood pressure and a host of other problem... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
It's summertime! Did you know that if you have diabetes you need to be extra careful during the summer? Do you know which summer footwear is better for people with diabetes? Do you know if sunburns affect blood sugar levels? Do you know how to... Read more
1. You’re overweight. Even being just 10 to 15 pounds overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your child is overweight, make sure his pediatrician tests him, because type 2 diabetes is on the rise in kids. The encour... Read more
So, something might have just scared me into getting serious about losing this weight. My blood sugar is high for the second time in a row, which means that I am in danger of developing diabetes.
This, I do not want!
So, I don't feel str... Read more
It's been a wee bit since I last posted, but life has a way of getting in the way of such endeavors!
However, yesterday was a health scare. You see, I had gone to Vegas and partied like an aged rock star (one bottle of vodka... Read more
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